Share Your Style #295

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #295, friends!!! Happy Wednesday to you all!

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you!
 As always, I am glad that you are here…

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here and/or on my other social media sites, thank you! πŸ™‚

Here’s what I shared this past week at French Ethereal…

Well, sorta not much, except a little on Instagram. πŸ™‚

I have been in the winter blues in the worst way this year! With the arctic cold and then the ice, trying to keep warm and still get Yoda out every few days for a very short walk.

My favorite triple ball topiary just couldn’t make it, and I failed to wrap it enough against the 7 degree temps plus wind (-12 deg. F) it endured…

Then the loss of a number of plants… I am getting there and it looks like the boxwoods will all make it but there leaves are mostly striped and white. Ugh! They will take a long time recovering. πŸ™‚

There is no great loss without some small gain.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the upside, though, our new Miss Kim lilac picked up early last summer in South Dakota LOVED the ice and cold!!! It will bloom heavenly this spring!

But we have a bunch of wonderful spring posts and some upcoming St. Patrick’s Day posts. So let’s take a look at this week’s features, shall we?

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Army retirement, Shelbee on the Edge
And a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and her husband,
SSG Jeffrey M. Herling on their retirement from the United States Army!!!
Please head over and extend your well-wishes, won’t you?

Debra at Common Ground brings out the green in her sweet post ~ Sharin’ of the Green. Love this!!!
Moss topiary tree with ribbon tie
Kippi at Home shared her sweet DIY Topiary Balls in her linked post this week. Don’t you just love topiaries??!
Through The Looking Glass How To Refurbish An Old Mirror
Rachelle from My Hubbard Home shares this refurbishment project she worked on in her post ~ Through the Looking Glass – How to Refurbish and Old Mirror. Wonderful job and I liked the beautiful wood underneath, too!
Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her major photograph organization project in this post (a must-see!) ~ A Huge Photo Organization Project, Part II. Yeah… I think we ALL need this! ;)’
Instant Pot chicken + Lime Soup with Rice potsandplanes.com
Mary over at Pots and Planes warms us up with this wonderful recipe ~ Instant Pot with Chicken and Lime Soup with Rice! (Okay… Are we all drooling yet??!)
St. patricks stylish tablescape
MaryJo of Master”Pieces” of My Life shared her lovely Stylish St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape here in this post. Wowza!!! Love the crystal!
And because these guys are just tooo adorable!!! Debbee of Debbee’s Buzz shares all about Preparing for a Puppy: Favorite Dog Supplies and Toys.
Upcycled-Country-House-Birdhouse-The-Crowned-Goat-2 Upcycled Country House Birdhouse Holidays Spring
CoCo of the Crowned Goat shares her sweet rabbit in this post ~ Upcycled Country House Birdhouse. Perfect for spring!!!
DIY St. Patrick's Day Gnomes Tomte Cute spring gnomes Leprechaun gnomes
Our final fun St. Patty’s Day post is from Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home with her ZZ Top-look-a-likes: Lucky DIY St. Patrick’s Day Gnomes!

And that’s it for this week, friends!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Enjoy the party, friends!

Barb πŸ™‚

21 thoughts on “Share Your Style #295”

    1. Oh, hi Jean!
      That’s probably because I was actually in the middle of writing the post… I started late when we got home yesterday from Oklahoma so I “publish” then continue editing in features. πŸ™‚ I’ll check it today but there are 10 features and they should show up.

      Just checked and they are all there! Do come back by. πŸ™‚ Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge is the lead feature with her husband’s retirement ceremony.

      Hope spring is springing for you,
      Barb πŸ™‚

  1. The loss of so many plants if hard to take. Not surprised the boxwood made it, but what about the roses?
    Hope you are feelin in better spirits as spring approaches.
    And thank you the the feature. I agree about bringing too many new/old items into the home. Eventually there’s no longer space to keep it all!

    1. Rachelle, I am finally getting out of this winter funk, yeah! I think just getting out and gardening (instead of just building) really helps. I went to get my Covid shot (#1) on Wednesday and though I had the usual symptoms, my head is clearer now (I wonder if I’d had latent Covid bugs still inside the nasal cavity??). I like what I’ve read about the vaccine and how it teaches the body to really fight the infection. πŸ™‚ Anyway, yes! The roses all made it and are just the past two days putting out massive leaves!!! I had cut off most of the dead or dying small stems after the ice storm, when we first warmed up a couple of weeks ago. I know one out back needs a little dead stem patrol… πŸ˜‰ Thank you, I am feeling better! <3

  2. Barb,
    Thanks so much for the feature!! And thanks for your kind words too!! I gave you a Shout Out on Face Book and will do so in my next post too!! Thanks for hosting such a lovely party each week!!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie!! I’m glad you enjoyed the feature. πŸ™‚ Had my first Covid shot yesterday and have a mild reaction (sore arm and a little “head cold” feeling), but happy that this might be at least mostly “over” for me soon!!!

      Barb πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Barb, this really HAS been a tough winter on so many of us. I know you all had it so much worse than most of us. We were super cold, but didn’t lose power like so many of you. Winter on top of the pandemic on top of health issues has been a total bummer for me. I’m looking so forward to warm weather and being able to see my family. Thanks so much for sharing my post on St. Patrick’s Day. I think we may be related, haha. British and Northern European. Here’s to some warm days and creative inspiration!

    1. We certainly could be related, Debra! πŸ™‚ I think back to the war years, both the Great War and the 2nd WW. We have it nothing like they did in terms of trials, so that is a comfort. I got my first Covid shot yesterday and have a slight reaction (feels like I am tired and have a head cold, no lung involvement. :)) but figure this will be a huge help in the long-run. We didn’t lose power for long, but the few hours it was off and on, the temps inside dropped rapidly! So many people are now suing that power company for injuries and death. Guess we just need to be more prepared. πŸ™‚

      I hope you are feeling good and you are most welcome!! It’s a favorite time for me to hop around and read your posts.
      Barb πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for the party Barb. I am so sorry you lost the topiary and so many other plants. There have been so many strange happenings it’s hard to make sense of it all. I appreciate the feature of my St. patrick’s table. I would love to see your cut crystal pieces! Have a great week & stay safe. XO- MaryJo

  5. Barb, thanks so very much for the feature and for your very kind words! I really like the Laura Ingalls quote. It is a great reminder that I really needed today! I do hope your plants will recover, my friend!


    1. Thanks so much, Shelbee! I hate winter depression… I just can’t shake it this year. Guess I just need more sunshine as spring really arrives. πŸ™‚ The Laura Ingalls Wilder quote is apropos, for sure. I hope your husband enjoys learning about HVAC during this transition time! πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you for including my Instant Pot chicken and lime soup post with your features! great surprise and much appreciated

  7. Thanks so much for the sweet shout out, Barb, I really appreciate it! I’m so bummed about your plants. We lost all the flowers in our memory garden and a lot of plants in the flower beds too. I’ll be ready when it warms up for good so we can get out there and freshen things up. Cheers to a bright and happy spring season! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    1. Thank you, CoCo! Most of them made it and now it’s just cleaning them up, giving them a feed (which I already have begun), and waiting. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed the feature!!

  8. Barb, thanks so much for featuring my puppy post! So sorry about your beautiful plants! It’s too early to know yet how things have fared in Pittsburgh. But, I can tell you, it’s been a terribly frigid winter here with lots of deep snow — the worst of conditions for potty training a tiny Scottie puppy. He didn’t even experience grass until several weeks ago lol!

  9. Thank you so much for hosting the part. I love your visit to the nursery. It was an awful winter over in Texas and I hope this spring is better than ever.
    Have a wonderful day,

    1. Me, too, Kippi! I am still checking plants and I think one rose bush just got done-in by the ice we had right behind the snows and Arctic cold…. :((( The nursery was a neat place!

      Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you,
      Barb πŸ™‚

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